Porch Swing Snooze
This morning I planted a row of zuchinis and one squash plant. I gave the garden a good soak down. Even though we had some rain yesterday the newly planted sprouts looked thirsty. So I obliged them.
The sun has been shining nice today and when the sun shines it means laundry must be done.When you live off grid you can’t waste sun power.
I’m feeling a little sluggish and wimpy today and the porch swing kept beakoning to me to sit a spell everytime I passed by it. So I did. A soft breeze blew across the freshly laundered sheets hanging on my country clothesline. I watched as they swayed back and forth making little snapping sounds as the breeze blew stronger and whipped at them. I was hot and sweaty from hoeing weeds in the garden and the breeze dried and cooled my skin the same way it dried the sheets.
My eyes were getting heavy and I thought how great it would be if I could just stretch out here on this swing. The swing is about 4 foot long and I’m 5 foot 3, so I couldn’t really stretch all the way out. No matter, I just curled up and put the little pillow under my head. Between the breeze and the lullaby of the bees and birds I was headed to Snoozeville. Sonny said I looked like a cat curled up in a box. Now I know why they do it. All you need is a little cat nap and a good stretch to revive you.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is nothing like country livin’.